About the Author
Filippo Castoldi, MD, is Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the University of Turin, Italy, and currently Chief of the 2nd Orthopedics and Traumatology University Clinic at the Orthopedics and Traumatology Center of Turin. His main interests are shoulder, elbow, and knee pathologies and their treatments - areas in which he undertook training during prolonged periods of study in Europe and the United States. Dr. Castoldi is the lead author of a number of scientific papers that have addressed the development of new techniques and clinical and basic science research. He is the winner of several international awards and has been a faculty member of national and international meetings and courses. Roberto Rotini is Director of Shoulder and Elbow Unit and is responsible for the research program titled "Orthopedic Clinical Pathology" of Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute of Bologna. From 2002 he has been teaching, with the role of Professor on contract, shoulder and elbow matters at the Orthopaedic post-graduate school of Bologna University. He is member of ESSSE/SECEC (European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow) from 2002, he is part of the Board of Italian Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (SICSeG) from 2005 and has been the President of this Society in 2013-14. He is part of the Editorial Board of Muskuloskeletal Surgery. Giuseppe Giannicola, MD, PhD, is orthopedic surgeon at the Clinic of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Department of Anatomy, Histology, Legal Medicine and Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Sapienza University of Rome - Policlinico Umberto I, Italy. His main interests in the field are elbow trauma, elbow post-traumatic conditions and elbow arthroplasty. Dr. Giannicola is teacher of elbow surgery at the Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation medicine post-graduate school and also teacher of orthopedics and traumatology at the Environment and Workplace Prevention Techniques faculty and the Nursing School of "Sapienza" University of Rome. He is part of the Board of Italian Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (SICSeG) and took part as faculty member to many national congresses and courses.